Auld Lang Syn is old Scottish song . The traditional song for ringing in the New Year in almost every English speaking country in the world is Auld Lang Syne. This song is generally credited to Robert Burns, but earlier versions of this ballad precede his time. Burns combined a common Scottish folk song with his own lyrics to arrive at the version commonly sung on New Year's Eve. The song reminisces about friendship of long ago. When the clock strikes midnite on New Year's Eve, gather everyone together at your celebration to sing the new years song and remember the good memories of long ago.